THIS DAY IN HISTORY 02/07


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 02/07
JULY 2ND

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1823 – Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.

1916 – Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

1967 – Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women’s open golf tournament

2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

2004 – ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.¨

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1877 – Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)

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1908 – Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore Maryland, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91), (d. 1993)

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1947 – Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)

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1986 – Lindsay Lohan, New York City, New York, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1566 – Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist, dies at 62

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1850 – Robert “Bobbie” Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62

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1961 – Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate, dies from suicide at 61

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1999 – Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

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